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All articles by Philip Eveson

Philip Eveson is a former Principal of the London Theological Seminary (LTS) and was one of the four original faculty members. The subjects he has taught at LTS have included the Biblical Languages, Exegesis and Theology and preaching the Old Testament. He has pastored churches in South Wales and London and travelled worldwide lecturing and preaching. Though retired he is active in preaching and writing, and entertaining his four grandchildren. His commentaries on Genesis (2001) and Leviticus (2007) are published by EP in the Welwyn Commentary Series and he is the author of the EP Bitesize Biography of Matthew Henry.

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February 2018
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Rev. J. Glyn Owen (1919-2017)

Rev. Glyn Owen was my minister during the formative years of my life. He and his wife Prudence were also very supportive of my dad and me when my mum died of cancer. Arguably, the first Evangelical Movement of Wales (EMW) English youth camp was started when Mr Owen sent a group of us young people to the Welsh camp at Glynllifon in 1957, and special English meetings were arranged. Glyn was born in Woodstock, Pembrokeshire. After leaving school, he became a local newspaper reporter and was converted when his Christian editor sent him to report on an evangelistic mission. He trained for the Welsh...

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July 2014
Articles > Historical

Matthew Henry

June 2014 is the 300th anniversary of Matthew Henry’s death. In this extract from Philip Eveson’s Bitesize Biography, we are reminded that this Puritan, whose Bible commentary has had a profound and lasting impact on many Christians, faced the normal ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ of pastoral ministry. Matthew Henry lived at a time when there was an upsurge in scientific enquiry, much encouraged by Protestant and Puritan belief that humans have a responsibility under God to manage and use the resources of the earth wisely. Matthew Henry lived at a time when there was an upsurge in scientific enquiry, much encouraged by Protestant and Puritan belief...

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The King James Bible

Historical

June 2011
Articles > Historical

The King James Bible

The King James Bible   At a time when many in the evangelical world have abandoned the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible — or Authorised Version, as it is called in Britain — we find radio and television documentaries, newspaper articles and special exhibitions waxing eloquent in praise of this seventeenth century English production.   ‘The book that changed the world’ and ‘A masterpiece of biblical proportions’ are just two of the titles that have grabbed the public’s attention. But why all this sudden interest?      It is because 2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of this Bible version. There is...

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Reviews – Christian Worship – Christian Worship Publishing Trust

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September 2010
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Reviews – Christian Worship – Christian Worship Publishing Trust

  Hymn book reviewChristian Worship Christian Worship Publishing TrustWords edition £9.50  ISBN: 978-0-9564195-0-7Tunes edition £19.00  ISBN: 978-0-9564195-1-4 The two volumes, words-only (coloured red) and music-only (green), both contain the same preface by the publishing committee and foreword by Vernon Higham. The aim is to provide a 'traditional hymnbook in a contemporary form' to serve 'traditional evangelical…

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Review – God’s people in the wilderness – the church in Hebrews – O. Palmer Robertson – Christian Focus

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July 2010
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Review – God’s people in the wilderness – the church in Hebrews – O. Palmer Robertson – Christian Focus

God's people in the wilderness - the church in Hebrews O. Palmer RobertsonChristian Focus; 149 pages; £9.99; ISBN: 978-1-84550-477-9 Here is an unusual and timely book. It is unusual in that it tackles a subject that commentators often miss, and timely because its conclusions challenge Christians concerning the nature and mission of the church.     As its…

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Book Review – Sermons on Genesis – John Calvin – Banner of Truth

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March 2010
Reviews > Book

Book Review – Sermons on Genesis – John Calvin – Banner of Truth

Sermons on Genesis - Chapters 1-11   John Calvin Banner of Truth; 867 pages; £20.00; ISBN: 978-1-84871-038-2   The translator of Calvin's sermons on the Acts of the Apostles 1-7, Rob Roy McGregor, has now given us this superb English version of 49 sermons that Calvin delivered in Geneva between September 1559 and January…

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Review – Godly jealousy: a theology of intolerant love – Christian Focus (Mentor)

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July 2008
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Review – Godly jealousy: a theology of intolerant love – Christian Focus (Mentor)

Godly jealousy: a theology of intolerant loveK. Erik ThoennesChristian Focus (Mentor); 304 pages; £10.99ISBN:  978-1-84550-027-6The Ten Commandments contain the statement that God is 'a jealous God', but how can we distinguish sinful human jealousy from God's jealousy? Is it possible for humans to have a righteous jealousy? Is the word 'zeal' too general and…

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